Quick & Dirty Animation: Embracing DIY Methods!

Animation needn’t be a confusing or tedious process–let your intuition take the front seat and embrace + explore DIY methods and tactile approaches through animating frame-by-frame in any setting.

This hands-on workshop will cover:

- DIY camera setups

- Creating a short animated loop with the free Stop Motion Studio app on your smartphone/tablet

- Other accessible software and resources to help you create your own little animations with whatever tools you have at your disposal

- Exporting your animations to share with your friends/online afterwards

- Various ‘quick & dirty’ animation approaches, techniques, and ideas, with an emphasis on accessible ways to start, complete, and perhaps even loop your next animated gif (all in one sitting!)

You will learn to work fast and loose in real time and develop a DIY ethos with regards to problem-solving and letting your intuition explore various ways of animating.

The goal of the workshop will be to get participants, of any skill level/experience, to be more comfortable with creating low-cost + low-stakes animation on a small scale–for fun!

This three hour workshop will be followed by three hours of open studio time at TAIS for you to complete your very own ‘quick & dirty’ animation in a limited time frame and space! Some limited art & craft supplies will be available. Participants also have the option of bringing anything they’d like to work with to this workshop.

Quick & Dirty Animation: Embracing DIY Methods!

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